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Current Human Embryonic
Stem Cell Lines Contaminated with
Potentially Dangerous Non-Human Molecule

Currently available lines of human embryonic stem cells have been contaminated with a non-human molecule that compromises their potential therapeutic use in human subjects, according to research by investigators at the UCSD School of Medicine and the Salk Institute.
Video of "NBC Nightly News" story.
Rady School Pitches in
to Help Habitat for Humanity
A group of Rady School of Management staff members recently traded in computers and phones for hammers and power tools -- all in the name of a good cause. More
Priming Embryonic Stem
Cells To Fulfill Their Promise
Bioengineering researchers have invented a process to help turn embryonic stem cells into the types of specialized cells being sought as possible treatments for dozens of human diseases and health conditions. Sangeeta Bhatia and Shu Chien, bioengineering professors, and Christopher J. Flaim, a bioengineering graduate student, described the cell-culture technique in a paper published in the February issue of Nature Methods, which became available online on Jan. 21. More
The Rady School Breaks New Ground
The Rady School of Management broke ground on the school's first building and celebrated the milestone with community supporters and students. This building is the first instruction and research facility at UCSD to be funded entirely by private initiatives. More
Heading to the Slopes? You May Want to
Read This Primer on Avoiding Injury First
Dr. Robert Pedowitz is gearing up for the annual stream of winter sports injuries from skiers, snowboarders and other sports enthusiasts. The chief of UCSD's Sports Medicine Service says the barrage of injured patients happens every year but adds that doesn’t have to be the case. Pedowitz has several suggestions for winter sports enthusiasts to prevent common injuries and avoid a visit to the orthopedist. More
Academic Listing Cites UCSD
as 13th Among 500 Universities Worldwide
An academic ranking of 500 universities by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University lists the UCSD as 13th in the world, based on academic and research performance. More
UCSD Healthcare Staff Come to Aid of Tsunami Victims
As the deadly waters of the recent tsunamis receded, exposing the wreckage of communities and lives in India, Indonesia, Thailand and elsewhere, humanitarian aid from countries and organizations around the world rushed in. Among those at UCSD who have responded quickly and generously are the university’s health-care providers, several of whom are traveling as unpaid volunteers to the stricken areas.
We Remember
Students and staff gathered for lunch at the International Center on Friday and devoted a moment of silence to reflect upon the victims of the recent tsunami.
Stem Cell Lines Reported Contaminated
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Bouncing Back
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January 24, 2005
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Faculty, staff and students are invited to a special Town Hall meeting with University of California President Robert C. Dynes from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 24, in Price Center Ballroom B. The UC president's visit is the last in a series of official visitations he has made to all UC campuses since his inauguration last year. Dynes will discuss university topics and take questions from the floor. For further information, call 534-6386.

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Blink: Getting the Most From It

Introduction to Filemaker Pro 7
2/9/05 and 2/11/05

Building the Brain: From Simplicity to Complexity
Jan. 25 , 5 p.m.
Salk Institute Frederic de Hoffmann Auditorium

Nick Spitzer will also be on KPBS's These Days on Jan. 24 at 10:40 a.m.
SOLO Vendor Fair
Jan. 26 , 9 a.m.
Price Center
Library Walk
Jan. 30, 3 p.m.
Faculty Club
UCSD RIMAC 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
Jan. 24 , 12:00 p.m. RIMAC Patio
Alexander String Quartet
Jan. 28 , 8 p.m. Mandeville Auditorium
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12,706: Number of patients UCSD Med Emergency Dept treated since the beginning of the fiscal year
2,000: The number of bottles of water distributed at Eleanor Roosevelt College 2004 Commencement
$672.4 million: Amount raised to date for the "Imagine What's Next" Campaign for UCSD.

Competing Devotions Career And Family Among Women Executives
Loy Blair
Associate Professor of Sociology

The wrenching decision facing successful women choosing between demanding careers and intensive family lives has been the subject of many articles and books, most of which propose strategies for resolving the dilemma. Competing Devotions focuses on broader social and cultural forces that create women's identities and shape their understanding of what makes life worth living. More


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